Topic: Stop Doing, Start Pretending: Computing Matters

George Louthan serves as the Director of the Tandy Supercomputing Center, an initiative of the Oklahoma Innovation Institute in Tulsa, OK, that provides high performance computing resources to the Tulsa region. He joined the institute as a volunteer in 2011, becoming OII’s first full-time employee in late 2012. Louthan holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Tulsa, as well as all 6 National Information Assurance Training Standards certificates from the Committee on National Security Systems. Before moving to high-performance computing, he worked in information security and research software. In 2014, George was honored in the Tulsa Business and Legal News Tulsa class of 40 community leaders under age 40. He has served on the City of Tulsa’s Open Source and Open Data steering committee, is a co-lead of the OneOklahoma Cyberinfrastructure Initiative, and serves on the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Advisory Council.